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The Director: or, Young Woman's best Companion, …, 1770

Sarah Jackson's The director: or young woman's best companion presents a plethora of "plain" information for family cooks. In addition to three hundred "easy" recipes, it contains marketing instructions, directions for carving and making wines, menus suggestions by month, course diagrams for "middling" or "genteel" diners, and cures for illnesses and maladies.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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